UPDATE 11.25: I’m letting my followers read every chapter of Athera’s Dawn right here on my blog.

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The White Lion Chronicles


I can hardly believe I’m writing this. Athera’s Dawn is finished, and available. For the first time since the books were conceived, the Chronicles are now as a complete trilogy.

And what better day than Thanksgiving to announce this on. I woke up at 6am this morning to the email saying the books were ready to order.

I am so incredibly thankful to God for granting me the opportunity to pen these manuscripts, planting the ideas and the creativity deep with in my spirit to such an extent that they would not let go, even in the darkest of times.

I’m thankful to my wife and children for allowing giving me the freedom to write, even when it meant I had to spend long hours disconnected from them. Even now, Luik is sitting beside me on the couch, the first one up in the house.

I’m thankful for you, my faithful readers, many of whom have been waiting for this end as long as I have. I appreciate you. Long ago I decided that I was writing for your benefit, not mine, only to keep you bound in the doldrums and anticipation. For that I am sorry. But today, I have an answer:

Yes, book three is available!

So please enjoy it. Savor it. Buy copies for family, your friends, and help me spread the word. (If tweeting about it, please use the hashtag #TWLC). My hope is it’s the conclusion the story was asking for, and that brings you, my readers, a much needed end.

Lastly, I’m thankful to the people who helped me assembled, clean-up, and preset these books in the way they deserve to be. They are thanked at length in the completed editions, so you can read their names for yourself.

Without further ado, SpearheadBooks is pleased to present The White Lion Chronicles in their completion: Rise of the Dibor, The Lion Vrie, and Athera’s Dawn.

It is done. ch:



Valery · 24 Nov ’11 at 9:00 am

So awesome! I’m really excited to order these and get to reading them with Ron. I *want* to skip right to book 3, but I know Ron’s going to want to read the whole trilogy again first. Not that that’s a hardship or anything. 😉

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 9:02 am

    Knowing Ron, you’re absolutely right. But no one said you can’t skip ahead when he’s not looking.

    Thanks for the encouragement, Val. Love you and your growing tribe. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sarah · 24 Nov ’11 at 9:22 am

They’re all done! Awesome! What better day than Thanksgiving indeed!

Happy Thanksgiving, Sir Hopper, and congratulations on getting your books done!

Billy Jepma · 24 Nov ’11 at 10:38 am

Congratulations man!! That’s SO awesome!! Can’t wait to get all three and finally have a matching set! My OCD will be pleased! 🙂 Can’t wait to tell my friend about this, he’ll be psyched! Thank you Christopher, for all the work you out into these, I’ll make sure the word is spread!

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 11:15 am

    Thanks so much, Billy. I know that YOU know the amount of work that goes into writing books, so your appreciation for my stories and their completion mean a lot.

Christian Fahey · 24 Nov ’11 at 10:58 am

This is fantastic, Christopher. Your creativity and output are really an inspiration to all of us who know, love and read you. Very much looking forward to the books. The art, by the way, is REALLY cool. Congratulations! (And new worlds await……)

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 11:09 am

    Thanks for that, Christian. You said almost the exact same thing my dad said this morning. Funny thing.

    While there’s certainly inspiration from Jason Clement and myself, those covers are really the brian child of Christopher & Allan Miller. Love them.

Abel Larkin · 24 Nov ’11 at 11:44 am

Fantastic! I just ordered one and I can’t wait for it to arrive! By the way, my excitement has less to do with my character and more to do with the excitement for the conclusion of a great story!

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks Abel. Means a lot. And while I appreciate your genuine concern for the story, please note your character turned into one of my favorites.

Glade · 24 Nov ’11 at 11:58 am

Wow, that’s amazing, Sir Hopper!! You have my heartfelt congratulations for completing your trilogy! They look amazing, and what’s inside of them is even better!

I must say that being able to help you edit your books was one of my most memorable experiences, and I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for the opportunity. I will miss the editing a lot, though! I loved it!

Thank you again for all that you do and all that you are, and for inspiring people like me! C’symia!

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 12:10 pm

    Now that’s a very kind comment, Glade. C’symia.

    And given how incredible and thorough your edits were, you can bet you’re getting repeat emails on future projects if you’re up for it.

    Glade · 24 Nov ’11 at 4:58 pm

    I would absolutely love that! If you ever need me, let me know! I’ll be more than happy to oblige!!!

Sam · 24 Nov ’11 at 1:15 pm

Is Thankful to God for blessing you with the release.

Wonderful. 🙂

Allan · 24 Nov ’11 at 4:47 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, indeed! Looking forward to being with you for the December book signings, CH. Excited to have joined arms with you in creating this first Spearhead Books series. May it be all to God’s glory!

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks so much for everything, Allan. What a joy. See you soon!

deana madigan · 24 Nov ’11 at 4:57 pm


Andrea Creppell · 24 Nov ’11 at 5:02 pm

So excited! I had no idea any of these were in the making. Can we buy all three together and get a discount? I would love to purchase them as a set!
May you be truly blessed this Thanksgiving by our wonderful Daddy!!

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks Andrea; appreciate your kind words.

    I currently don’t have a “buy as a set feature,” but I think it’s a great idea and I am working on it. Stay tuned.

Nathan Petrie · 24 Nov ’11 at 6:26 pm

Finally! The wait is over! Dawn has come! hahaha I can’t thank you enough for what the past two books have done in my life and now I can finally read the end 🙂 Looks like we won’t have to raid your house after all 🙂

Wayyy too excited here 🙂 Now to find time to read it <_< haha

Happy Thanksgiving!!


    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 6:47 pm

    Ah yes, the infamous Raid on Chez Hopper. My wife thanks you for refraining.

    I do appreciate your words, Nathan. I’m honored my words could impact anyone’s life at all. Bless you.

Emma e squared · 24 Nov ’11 at 6:36 pm

Wow! That’s great news! It is for me a great birthday surprise!
Happy Thanksgiving to all you Americans!
From an excited Canadian.
P.S. Thank you so much for the opportunity to proofread your wonderful books. I really appreciated the experence as editing is one of the careers I’m considering as I start to apply for universities.
Thanks again!

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 6:46 pm

    Well, you’re a great editor, Emma, and I’m forever grateful for your help. C’symia. Love all my Canadians!

Noah · 24 Nov ’11 at 8:00 pm

I’m sorry I was so late with the edits! I was far too busy this time.

On another note, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 8:17 pm

    No worries bro; your fellow Proofies got it covered. And thank you!

Beth · 24 Nov ’11 at 8:09 pm

As soon as I can I’m getting a copy. So exciting, can’t wait to read it.
Your perseverance & determination is inspiring. Awesome job.
I love that even though this is very exciting news, you still take time to thank God & your family. It seems fitting that Luik was sitting with you as you typed this. 🙂

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 8:17 pm

    “It seems fitting that Luik was sitting with you as you typed this.”

    So true! Thanks.

Shane Deal · 24 Nov ’11 at 8:13 pm

That’s great! I look forward to reading it.

Sarah Rice · 24 Nov ’11 at 8:30 pm

They are done?!?!?! AWESOME!!!!!!!! Cant wait to read them.
Congrats!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Christopher Hopper · 24 Nov ’11 at 8:53 pm

    They are indeed! Thanks Sarah!

    Sarah Rice · 26 Nov ’11 at 6:01 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

Jeff Krajna · 25 Nov ’11 at 12:11 pm

Glad to hear the 3rd book is finally out. we will have to pick one up for sure. So when do we shoot the book trailer????(just kidding) Take care Christopher……

    Christopher Hopper · 25 Nov ’11 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks Jeff! Great hearing from you friend. Miss your face.

    Actually, Phillip Thomas shot trailer footage for it 4 years ago; been thinking about compiling it for a new trailer…

    …or shooting a new one. 😉

Wayne Thomas Batson · 27 Nov ’11 at 2:44 pm

Dude! BRO! Dude! BRO!!! So incredibly stoked for you! Praise God! Let this day be like the stones Abraham piled by the river side to honor God! I remember sitting in a tiny room in Scranton watching you pound out those very pages! Hope you sell truckloads! I will be pumping the books bigtime–and, if you don’t mind, I’m going to put them into the contest I’m running. See: http://is.gd/69LCYA

    Christopher Hopper · 27 Nov ’11 at 5:10 pm

    Woot! Thanks my friend. You have indeed been a huge part of this journey, and as such, got some ink-time in the books.

    As for me lending some prizes, you bet!

Don Bonner · 28 Nov ’11 at 12:42 pm

Thanksgiving indeed! Thanks for the announcement of finishing the trilogy. I can hardly wait to read and share the beautiful gift you have shared with us. The Lord has truly blessed you, and I hope you sell many many copies in this new format.

    Christopher Hopper · 28 Nov ’11 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks for your encouragement, Don. Means a great deal to me.

Sarah Rice · 30 Nov ’11 at 1:51 am

So, when can we expect the first movie? 😉

    Christopher Hopper · 30 Nov ’11 at 8:02 am

    Help me sell 50,000 copies. That’s the magic number for a movie house to give any book credit for consideration.

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